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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday Vignette

Wednesday Vignette is hosted by blogging pal Anna at Flutter and Hum. Click on over there to find links to more W.V's!

From the garden of Deborah Cheadle (watch for a full tour soon) comes this mossy coolness.  Even at the height of summer we still have green moss.  Ain't it grand?

30 comments:

  1. Moss in summer is a rarity here in St. Louis too, but I found a great patch in my neighbor's yard (posted on Instagram) just this morning! I thought you guys had moss everywhere, year-round up there? Darn geographic stereotypes!

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    1. We do have a lot of moss, even in summer but it's much greener in the winter.

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  2. I love our moss, and that it stays green in shady areas. Great vignette.

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    1. Moss and towering evergreens-you've gotta love the PNW!

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  3. It's a love hate relationship I have with moss. Either way, the picture is very cool! I wonder about the slightly twisted trunk; what tree it belongs to. Although the moss get top billing, this picture wouldn't be as good without it.

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    1. I think the tree was a Japanese Maple but I'm not sure. I like moss on rocks and pots but not so much in the lawn.

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  4. Nice! If I didn't know there was a rock under there, I would be tempted to lay down and rest my head awhile. Dreamy spot, indeed!

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  5. I was just noticing yesterday that some of my eternally green moss is now brown and crispy. What a summer! (new all time record for summer days over 90 here in Portland, today will be #27).

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    1. Yikes, that's a lot of hot days! What a summer.

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  6. I don't like moss because it grows on my lawn, Peter.

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  7. Lovely! Moss is such an underrated yet elegant 'plant' to have in the garden :)

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  8. I'm a huge fan of moss. It has been in short supply during the heat of the summer, but back with our cooler temps this week. :) Great pic!

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    1. Hope your cooler temperatures bring you a nice respite from the heat!

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  9. Nice photo, no moss around here though, it has been very dry lately in London although it is raining right now! Just a slight drizzle, we need a lot more to get the moss going.

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    1. Oh yes, much more moss in our wet winters too!

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  10. My mind went in another direction. Sounds like Laurin and I saw the same thing...

    Ahem...well, anyway, I love moss, too! Though in my area, most of the moss is crispy. Still greenish, but definitely crispy, unless it's in one of the few moist spots left.

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    1. See how you are:)

      Winter rains will change that crispy thing!

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  11. Another indication that your climate is still different from mine despite your toasty summer.

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  12. Moss! It's still alive somewhere! Rejoice :)

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  13. I guess we really are still in the great Pacific Northwest.

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